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The Sri-NuanSri-Nuan dance and Teut-Teung dance are an inherent part of Thai culture, and along with others such as The Farmer's Dance, developed by the Ministry of agriculture, constitutes the main dramatic art form of Thailand.

(A) The Sri-NuanSri-Nuan dance and Teut-Teung dance are an inherent part of Thai culture, and along with others such as The Farmer's Dance, developed by the Ministry of agriculture, constitutes the main dramatic art form of Thailand

(B) The Sri-NuanSri-Nuan dance as well as Teut-Teung dance are an inherent part of Thai culture, and along with others such as The Farmer's Dance, developed by the Ministry of agriculture, constitute the main dramatic art form of Thailand

(C) The Sri-NuanSri-Nuan dance and Teut-Teung dance are an inherent part of Thai culture, and along with The Farmer's Dance, developed by the Ministry of agriculture, constitute the main dramatic art form of Thailand

(D) An inherent part of Thai culture, the Sri-NuanSri-Nuan, Teut-Teung as well as other dances such as The Farmer's Dance, developed by the Ministry of agriculture, constitute the main Thai dramatic art form

(E) The Sri-NuanSri-Nuan and Teut-Teung dances, both inherent parts of Thai culture, and a dance developed by the Ministry of Agriculture named The Farmer's Dance, constitute, along with others, the main dramatic art form of Thailand
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The Sri-NuanSri-Nuan dance and Teut-Teung dance are an inherent part of Thai culture, and along with others such as The Farmer's Dance, developed by the Ministry of agriculture, constitutes the main dramatic art form of Thailand.

(A) The Sri-NuanSri-Nuan dance and Teut-Teung dance are an inherent part of Thai culture, and along with others such as The Farmer's Dance, developed by the Ministry of agriculture, constitutes the main dramatic art form of Thailand

Wrong, Plural Subj <--> Singulard Verb

(B) The Sri-NuanSri-Nuan dance as well as Teut-Teung dance are an inherent part of Thai culture, and along with others such as The Farmer's Dance, developed by the Ministry of agriculture, constitute the main dramatic art form of Thailand
Wrong, Sing subject <--> Plural verb

(C) The Sri-NuanSri-Nuan dance and Teut-Teung dance are an inherent part of Thai culture, and along with The Farmer's Dance, developed by the Ministry of agriculture, constitute the main dramatic art form of Thailand
Wrong, change of meaning : the Farmer's Dance is just an example in the original sentence ( such as ..)

(D) An inherent part of Thai culture, the Sri-NuanSri-Nuan, Teut-Teung as well as other dances such as The Farmer's Dance, developed by the Ministry of agriculture, constitute the main Thai dramatic art form
Wrong , Misplaced modifier

(E) The Sri-NuanSri-Nuan and Teut-Teung dances, both inherent parts of Thai culture, and a dance developed by the Ministry of Agriculture named The Farmer's Dance, constitute, along with others, the main dramatic art form of Thailand
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Please explain B..still dont get.
X as well as Y --> plural right?


X and Y = Plural

No ... X as well as Y = Singular

X along with Y = Singular

X, in addition to Y = Singular

X OR Y = Verb depends upon Y not X i.e. the nearest subject

ONLY and leads to a compound subject

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Answer E makes sense.

All the other answer choices are wordy or not parallel!

Answer E!
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The Sri-NuanSri-Nuan dance and Teut-Teung dance are an inherent part of Thai culture, and along with others such as The Farmer's Dance, developed by the Ministry of agriculture, constitutes the main dramatic art form of Thailand.

A. The Sri-NuanSri-Nuan dance and Teut-Teung dance are an inherent part of Thai culture, and along with others such as The Farmer's Dance, developed by the Ministry of agriculture, constitutes the main dramatic art form of Thailand

B. The Sri-NuanSri-Nuan dance as well as Teut-Teung dance are an inherent part of Thai culture, and along with others such as The Farmer's Dance, developed by the Ministry of agriculture, constitute the main dramatic art form of Thailand

C. The Sri-NuanSri-Nuan dance and Teut-Teung dance are an inherent part of Thai culture, and along with The Farmer's Dance, developed by the Ministry of agriculture, constitute the main dramatic art form of Thailand

D. An inherent part of Thai culture, the Sri-NuanSri-Nuan, Teut-Teung as well as other dances such as The Farmer's Dance, developed by the Ministry of agriculture, constitute the main Thai dramatic art form

E. The Sri-NuanSri-Nuan and Teut-Teung dances, both inherent parts of Thai culture, and a dance developed by the Ministry of Agriculture named The Farmer's Dance, constitute, along with others, the main dramatic art form of Thailand


This one is toughie!!

A. The Sri-NuanSri-Nuan dance and Teut-Teung dance are an inherent part of Thai culture, and along with others such as The Farmer's Dance, developed by the Ministry of agriculture, constitutes the main dramatic art form of Thailand

Subject Verb error

B. The Sri-NuanSri-Nuan dance as well as Teut-Teung dance are an inherent part of Thai culture, and along with others such as The Farmer's Dance, developed by the Ministry of agriculture, constitute the main dramatic art form of Thailand

Subject verb error

C. The Sri-NuanSri-Nuan dance and Teut-Teung dance are an inherent part of Thai culture, and along with The Farmer's Dance, developed by the Ministry of agriculture, constitute the main dramatic art form of Thailand

Change of meaning - The Farmer's Dance is just one of the many other dances

D. An inherent part of Thai culture, the Sri-NuanSri-Nuan, Teut-Teung as well as other dances such as The Farmer's Dance, developed by the Ministry of agriculture, constitute the main Thai dramatic art form

The appositive ( noun-modifier) refers to both forms of dance as per the original sentence. Here, it is confusingly placed to modify only one form of dance.
Subject verb error

E. The Sri-NuanSri-Nuan and Teut-Teung dances, both inherent parts of Thai culture, and a dance developed by the Ministry of Agriculture named The Farmer's Dance, constitute, along with others, the main dramatic art form of Thailand

No SV error and all modifiers placed correctly.

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chetan2u, please explain. I have not come across such structure in Official Question and I am bit confused about the subject.
In A,
X dance and Y dance are part of Thai culture , and ....
Here and with comma is mentioned, so supposed to be a new clause. Why in discussion people mentioning constitutes , which is singular verb and is related to Z dance, needs to be plural.
How come the subject will be
X dance and Y dance are ..., and along with Z dance


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the structure is "X and Y are something and along with Z constitute/constitutes ".....
always remember ONLY 'and' makes a compund sentence, which is plural...
'along with' just adds on to existing info...
'as well as', 'together with' are OTHER additives which do not change the verb..

say the sentence read-
X is something and along with z constitute/constitutes..
here VERB refers backs to ONLY X..
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chetan2u, please explain. I have not come across such structure in Official Question and I am bit confused about the subject.
In A,
X dance and Y dance are part of Thai culture , and ....
Here and with comma is mentioned, so supposed to be a new clause. Why in discussion people mentioning constitutes , which is singular verb and is related to Z dance, needs to be plural.
How come the subject will be
X dance and Y dance are ..., and along with Z dance


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the structure is "X and Y are something and along with Z constitute/constitutes ".....
always remember ONLY 'and' makes a compund sentence, which is plural...
'along with' just adds on to existing info...
'as well as', 'together with' are OTHER additives which do not change the verb..

say the sentence read-
X is something and along with z constitute/constitutes..
here VERB refers backs to ONLY X..


I agree with additives. What about comma with and .. and ... comma with but , which marks for new clause.
Moreover A and B are something ... is already a clause. Please clarify. I am still confused


Ofcourse we are not talking of something which is CORRECT here...
So i'll just talk of the pattern here..

"X and Y are something and along with Z constitute/constitutes ". can be read as-
"X and Y are something and X and Y, along with Z, constitute/constitutes ".--

so the second clause "along with ..." is taking the subjest from the main clause..
so second clause should be dependent clause and should not be joined with ",(COMMA) AND"..
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Option E sounds like the ministry of Agriculture is named the Farmer's Dance. : /

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Option E sounds like the ministry of Agriculture is named the Farmer's Dance. : /



As per my understanding, ' developed by the Ministry of Agriculture ' is an essential middle modifier starting with a past participle and modifying the immediatly preceeding noun i.e. dance.

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Can anyone please explain what is wrong with option C in detail?
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Can anyone please explain what is wrong with option C in detail?
:( :oops:


Check the link which I have shared above.

Choice C, very clearly changes the meaning of the original sentence. If you look at the original sentence then you will find that it talks about a structure in the form 'The Sri-NuanSri-Nuan dance and Teut-Teung dance...along with others such as The Farmer's Dance'. But choice C simply omits 'along with others' and becomes more specific by using 'The Farmer's Dance' directly.

By the way nothing wrong grammatically with C, its just the change of the meaning which strikes it out.

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Ralphcuisak wrote:
Can anyone please explain what is wrong with option C in detail?
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Check the link which I have shared above.

Choice C, very clearly changes the meaning of the original sentence. If you look at the original sentence then you will find that it talks about a structure in the form 'The Sri-NuanSri-Nuan dance and Teut-Teung dance...along with others such as The Farmer's Dance'. But choice C simply omits 'along with others' and becomes more specific by using 'The Farmer's Dance' directly.

By the way nothing wrong grammatically with C, its just the change of the meaning which strikes it out.

I hope that helped.


The main issue is that the subject should be plural to match the plural verb constitute. Only E has 1 and 2 dances, which is what would go with constitute. C has two subjects so that would technically work, but it has another problem that you've pointed out.
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E cannot be the answer.

'The Sri-NuanSri-Nuan and Teut-Teung dances'


You need another THE in front of the Teut- teung to consider the plural wording dances.....

I dont understand. I doubt this question.


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The Sri-NuanSri-Nuan dance and Teut-Teung dance are an inherent part of Thai culture, and along with others such as The Farmer's Dance, developed by the Ministry of agriculture, constitutes the main dramatic art form of Thailand.

(A) The Sri-NuanSri-Nuan dance and Teut-Teung dance are an inherent part of Thai culture, and along with others such as The Farmer's Dance, developed by the Ministry of agriculture, constitutes the main dramatic art form of Thailand

(B) The Sri-NuanSri-Nuan dance as well as Teut-Teung dance are an inherent part of Thai culture, and along with others such as The Farmer's Dance, developed by the Ministry of agriculture, constitute the main dramatic art form of Thailand

(C) The Sri-NuanSri-Nuan dance and Teut-Teung dance are an inherent part of Thai culture, and along with The Farmer's Dance, developed by the Ministry of agriculture, constitute the main dramatic art form of Thailand

(D) An inherent part of Thai culture, the Sri-NuanSri-Nuan, Teut-Teung as well as other dances such as The Farmer's Dance, developed by the Ministry of agriculture, constitute the main Thai dramatic art form

(E) The Sri-NuanSri-Nuan and Teut-Teung dances, both inherent parts of Thai culture, and a dance developed by the Ministry of Agriculture named The Farmer's Dance, constitute, along with others, the main dramatic art form of Thailand

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E cannot be the answer.

'The Sri-NuanSri-Nuan and Teut-Teung dances'


You need another THE in front of the Teut- teung to consider the plural wording dances.....

I dont understand. I doubt this question.


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The Sri-NuanSri-Nuan dance and Teut-Teung dance are an inherent part of Thai culture, and along with others such as The Farmer's Dance, developed by the Ministry of agriculture, constitutes the main dramatic art form of Thailand.

(A) The Sri-NuanSri-Nuan dance and Teut-Teung dance are an inherent part of Thai culture, and along with others such as The Farmer's Dance, developed by the Ministry of agriculture, constitutes the main dramatic art form of Thailand

(B) The Sri-NuanSri-Nuan dance as well as Teut-Teung dance are an inherent part of Thai culture, and along with others such as The Farmer's Dance, developed by the Ministry of agriculture, constitute the main dramatic art form of Thailand

(C) The Sri-NuanSri-Nuan dance and Teut-Teung dance are an inherent part of Thai culture, and along with The Farmer's Dance, developed by the Ministry of agriculture, constitute the main dramatic art form of Thailand

(D) An inherent part of Thai culture, the Sri-NuanSri-Nuan, Teut-Teung as well as other dances such as The Farmer's Dance, developed by the Ministry of agriculture, constitute the main Thai dramatic art form

(E) The Sri-NuanSri-Nuan and Teut-Teung dances, both inherent parts of Thai culture, and a dance developed by the Ministry of Agriculture named The Farmer's Dance, constitute, along with others, the main dramatic art form of Thailand


It is intended in the construction -

Consider the following the sentences -

Ram is stronger than I (correct) (here 'am' is intended)
Ram is stronger than I am (also correct)

In the option E the plural 'dances' clears the confusion that we are talking about two different dances.
Please correct me if I am wrong.

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The Sri-NuanSri-Nuan dance and Teut-Teung dance are an inherent part of Thai culture, and along with others such as The Farmer's Dance, developed by the Ministry of agriculture, constitutes the main dramatic art form of Thailand.

(A) The Sri-NuanSri-Nuan dance and Teut-Teung dance are an inherent part of Thai culture, and along with others such as The Farmer's Dance, developed by the Ministry of agriculture, constitutes the main dramatic art form of Thailand

(B) The Sri-NuanSri-Nuan dance as well as Teut-Teung dance are an inherent part of Thai culture, and along with others such as The Farmer's Dance, developed by the Ministry of agriculture, constitute the main dramatic art form of Thailand

(C) The Sri-NuanSri-Nuan dance and Teut-Teung dance are an inherent part of Thai culture, and along with The Farmer's Dance, developed by the Ministry of agriculture, constitute the main dramatic art form of Thailand

(D) An inherent part of Thai culture, the Sri-NuanSri-Nuan, Teut-Teung as well as other dances such as The Farmer's Dance, developed by the Ministry of agriculture, constitute the main Thai dramatic art form

(E) The Sri-NuanSri-Nuan and Teut-Teung dances, both inherent parts of Thai culture, and a dance developed by the Ministry of Agriculture named The Farmer's Dance, constitute, along with others, the main dramatic art form of Thailand



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A. The Sri-NuanSri-Nuan dance and Teut-Teung dance are an inherent part of Thai culture, and along with others such as The Farmer's Dance, developed by the Ministry of agriculture, constitutes the main dramatic art form of Thailand

B. The Sri-NuanSri-Nuan dance as well as Teut-Teung dance are an inherent part of Thai culture, and along with others such as The Farmer's Dance, developed by the Ministry of agriculture, constitute the main dramatic art form of Thailand

C. The Sri-NuanSri-Nuan dance and Teut-Teung dance are an inherent part of Thai culture, and along with The Farmer's Dance, developed by the Ministry of agriculture, constitute the main dramatic art form of Thailand

D. An inherent part of Thai culture, the Sri-NuanSri-Nuan, Teut-Teung as well as other dances such as The Farmer's Dance, developed by the Ministry of agriculture, constitute the main Thai dramatic art form

E. The Sri-NuanSri-Nuan and Teut-Teung dances, both inherent parts of Thai culture, and a dance developed by the Ministry of Agriculture named The Farmer's Dance, constitute, along with others, the main dramatic art form of Thailand
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Please remember that the F Dance is an example of the songs developed by the Ministry of Agriculture. IMO it is not the combination of just three dances alone that constitutes the dramatic art form. It is the combination of the two cultural dances and other dances developed by Ministry Agriculture, the F dance being just one of those.

A. The Sri-NuanSri-Nuan dance and Teut-Teung dance are an inherent part of Thai culture, and along with others such as The Farmer's Dance, developed by the Ministry of agriculture, constitutes the main dramatic art form of Thailand -- SV error

B. The Sri-NuanSri-Nuan dance as well as Teut-Teung dance are an inherent part of Thai culture, and along with others such as The Farmer's Dance, developed by the Ministry of agriculture, constitute the main dramatic art form of Thailand --- when as well as is part of the subject, the verb must agree with the noun before as well as.—are is wrong verb

C. The Sri-NuanSri-Nuan dance and Teut-Teung dance are an inherent part of Thai culture, and along with The Farmer's Dance, developed by the Ministry of agriculture, constitute the main dramatic art form of Thailand -- There is a meaning shift from dances developed by Ministry of Agriculture to the F dance developed by the ministry.

D. An inherent part of Thai culture, the Sri-NuanSri-Nuan, Teut-Teung as well as other dances such as The Farmer's Dance, developed by the Ministry of agriculture, constitute the main Thai dramatic art form -- Sri-NuanSri-Nuan, Teut-Teung as well as other dances – is breach of grammar since the first two types are two different dances there should be an and between them; otherwise, parallelism will be the casualty, In addition, ‘an inherent part’ of Thai culture seems to modify all the types of dances; this leads to wrong meaning.

E. The Sri-NuanSri-Nuan and Teut-Teung dances, both inherent parts of Thai culture, and a dance developed by the Ministry of Agriculture named The Farmer's Dance, constitute, along with others, the main dramatic art form of Thailand –---- material shift in meaning. The combination should be the N dance, the T dance and along with such dances developed by the MOA such as the F dance and not the N dance, the T dance and the F dance along with others – There is also a lingering doubt whether the Ministry itself is named after the F dance
To me, none too is satisfactory; in a way, we may accept, E as the best of the worst, since there is at least no grammar error.
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In A,B and C....subject is missing in the second independent clause introduced by "fanboy and"

D is changing the meaning of sentence

E,though not perfect, is the best choice among all five.

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What is the source..It does not seem official question ?
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